The new AlcoSense Elite 3
The new AlcoSense Elite 3

If you are in the market for a personal breathalyser, you might be interested in the new AlcoSense Elite 3.

It has recently launched in Ireland at a price of €89.99 and the manufacturer says it offers unrivalled accuracy in its price range thanks to upgraded Semi-Conductor alcohol sensor technology and deep lung air sampling.

The product is designed and manufactured by UK-based AlcoSense Laboratories.

How it works

The Elite 3 is easy to use, fits in the palm of your hand and gives your alcohol reading in seconds.  To take a breath alcohol sample, turn the device on and insert a blow tube. When the blow symbol is displayed on screen, blow through the device for approximately six seconds until it beeps.

A few seconds later your results will be shown in increments of 0.01 ‰BAC or mg/L, giving you a detailed understanding of your alcohol level – and more importantly, when any alcohol from the evening before has cleared your system.

The Elite 3 uses a colour coded results system, alerting you when you are near or over your chosen drink drive limit.  It can be set to any limit in Ireland and the UK including the lower Scottish limit and also the novice and learner driver limit in Ireland.

The Alcosense personal breathalyser available from €89.99 in Ireland
The Alcosense personal breathalyser available from €89.99 in Ireland

It features inbuilt air flow sensors and, unlike many other breathalysers at this price point, the Elite 3 takes a larger breath sample including deep lung air to increase the accuracy of the readings.

The Elite 3 will store the last nine test results, which can be accessed by pressing and holding the history button on the front of the breathalyser.

Keeping a Semi-Conductor breathalyser sensor free from oxidisation is essential for long term performance. The AlcoSense Elite 3 automatically performs a sensor clean every time it is used and periodically performs a deep clean, helping to keep the sensor in top condition and readings accurate.

It also now features a calibration reminder after 12 months or 300 tests.

Hunter Abbott, managing director of AlcoSense Laboratories, says:

“Part of the responsible enjoyment of alcohol is to understand its effect on the body and know when you are clear of alcohol the next day. The Elite 3 helps you do exactly that by giving you the tools to make an informed decision – removing the potentially fatal guesswork of knowing when you’re clear of alcohol the morning after the night before.”

The AlcoSense Elite 3 is available from Halfords, Boots, or priced €89.99